Nelson Mandela (前南非总统)

“Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair.”

— Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa

「乐观的意义包含面朝太阳、双脚往前移动。过去有许多黑暗时刻,让我对人性的信心面临严重的挑战,但我不愿也不能让自己绝望。」– 纳尔逊‧曼德拉 (前南非总统)

  • optimistic (adj.) 乐观的。point toward 指向。humanity (n.) 人类,人性。例:The massacre is a crime against humanity. (此屠杀是违反人性的罪行。) sorely (adv.) 非常地;极严重地。例:You will be sorely missed. (我们将非常思念你。) despair (n.) 绝望。例:He committed suicide in despair. (他因绝望而自杀。)
  • 纳尔逊‧曼德拉 (1918- ) 为南非第一位全民公投选上的总统,他年轻时是反对党武装组织的领袖,因反抗种族隔离政策而被捕入狱 27 年。他 71 岁获释后领导多党协商,并达成多元族群的民主共识,他在 1993 年获得诺贝尔和平奖。


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